Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of annual or perennial herbs, rarely trees and shrubs, of some 29 genera and 1120 species from tropical, sub-tropical and temperate regions.  Often included in Campanulaceae in the subfamily Lobelioideae.  In the Hortus plants are included in Campanulaceae.

Plants in this Family